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puff

adjective (a)

  • Puffed up; vain. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a short light gust of air (noun.phenomenon)
    Synonym: puff of air, whiff
    source: wordnet30
  • a light inflated pastry or puff shell (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes) (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: comfort, comforter, quilt
    source: wordnet30
  • a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: powderpuff
    source: wordnet30
  • thick cushion used as a seat (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: hassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe
    source: wordnet30
  • a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke) (noun.act)
    Synonym: drag, pull
    Example:
    He took a puff on his pipe.
    source: wordnet30
  • forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth (noun.act)
    Synonym: blow
    Example:
    He blew out all the candles with a single puff.
    source: wordnet30
  • A sudden and single emission of breath from the mouth; hence, any sudden or short blast of wind; a slight gust; a whiff. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • gathered for protruding fullness (adj.all)
    Synonym: puffed
    Example:
    Puff sleeves.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • smoke and exhale strongly (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: whiff
    Example:
    Puff a cigar.
    source: wordnet30
  • suck in or take (air) (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: drag, draw
    source: wordnet30
  • breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted (verb.body)
    Synonym: gasp, heave, pant
    source: wordnet30
  • make proud or conceited (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The sudden fame puffed her ego.
    source: wordnet30
  • praise extravagantly (verb.communication)
    Synonym: puff up
    Example:
    The critics puffed up this Broadway production.
    source: wordnet30
  • speak in a blustering or scornful manner (verb.communication)
    Example:
    A puffing kind of man.
    source: wordnet30
  • to swell or cause to enlarge, (verb.change)
    Example:
    Her faced puffed up from the drugs.
    Puffed out chests.
    source: wordnet30
  • blow hard and loudly (verb.body)
    Synonym: chuff, huff
    Example:
    He huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain.
    source: wordnet30
  • To blow in puffs, or with short and sudden whiffs. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To drive with a puff, or with puffs. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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